Kabuki Playbill (Tsuji banzuke) for Plays at the Ichimura Theater: Kotonohagusa Mata to Yûbae, Chiyobanzei Araki no Shimadai
34.3 x 26.8 cm (13 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper
Not On View
Tsuji banzuke for the kabuki dance drama “Kotonohagusa mata to yûbae” staged at the Ichimura Theater (Edo) from the 17th day of the 9th lunar month of Tenpô 13 (1842). This shosagoto featured music performed in the Tokiwazu, Takemoto and Naga-uta styles. The playbill also mentions the drama “Chiyobanzei araki no shimadai” that was also included in the day’s program. Jointly published by Fukuchi Mohei and Yamamoto Jûgorô .
所作事題： 「月雪花歌再夕市」 ことのはぐさまたとゆうばえ
天保13(1842) ・09月 ・17日より
版元備考： 福地 茂兵衛、山本 重五郎
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection